Date: 14th November 2013 at 8:33pm
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Jan Gregus is just one of Wanderers’ youngsters who are struggling to make the first-team grade

Dougie Freedman currently finds himself in the firing-line from certain sections of the Wanderers’ fraternity, for failing to back-up his claims of giving the youngsters at the Reebok a first-team shot.

Jan Gregus- one of the development squad members who has failed to make the grade and was brought to Bolton by Freedman himself- finds his whole Wanderers career hanging in the balance.

After an initial trial, a twelve-month loan was agreed for the Slovakian under-21 international, where a clause was inserted handing Wanderers first refusal for the midfielder’s full-time services.

An outspoken admirer of Gregus, Freedman still wants more time to measure the youngsters potential, before making a decision on his permanent inclusion into the Wanderers ranks.

Dougie must now try to negotiate a deal for Jan in January if he sees enough potential from now until then. If he doesn’t witness what he hopes, then Gregus will be yet another failed member of the expensive academy, still to produce a significant return on the money invested.

Wanderers’ fans are certainly being given the spiel, endorsing the potential of the academies’ youngsters. But, unfortunately very little in the way of proof is revealing itself on the Reebok turf come match-day afternoon.


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